My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
The ego needs to be right and that leads us up many blind alleys. We believe what we're told by authorities and what's of service to us, facts be damned. We get complacent and protective of our own authority, and that vested interest leads to manipulation and corruption, maybe not even admitted to ourselves. And so we have the world we live in today.
If you already think you know better, you ain't gonna learn anything... say goodbye to personal growth. Self-directed learning, without limits, is the path to a better future. Like Trans4mind's motto: “Minds, like parachutes, function better when open.”
And as Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Education should be focused on discovery and understanding, not cramming facts immediately to be misinterpreted, distorted or forgotten.
The mind needs to be actively creating in order to make new connections and pathways, to grow and expand. Passive receptivity doesn't cut it.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
When I hear that most adults rarely read a single book, or when folks complain that learning is hard or expensive or "out of reach," I tend to roll my eyes. Diplomas are expensive--and often worth it! But education is free. And all of us are "self-taught." Do yourself a favor. Learn something new this week. Continues...